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i add the rpms and kernals to my YaST and i still cant get my wireless card to work. I may have installed madwifi wrong or something im still very new to linux. I have a athros wireless card. anymore help would be much appropriate.
those commands are not working. also when i check my hardware it says that its not connected but that makes no since because it is. Also it knows what kind of hardware it is it just doesnt work and i cant get my madwifi working
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c521 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Also ill take help installing ndiswrapper or a website that explains it
You shouldn't need to use ndiswrapper if your wireless card has an atheros chipset. That's what the madwifi drivers are for.
To make sure you have the madwifi rpms installed correctly, please enter these commands in the terminal as root:
rpm -qa | grep madwifi
You should see two entries, one for the driver, and one for the kernel.
Also check to see if you have NetworkManager installed:
rpm -qa | grep NetworkManager
Look for NetworkManager and NetworkManager-kde. If these aren't installed you can install them from your disc with YaST.
Have you configured your wireless card with YaST?
Start YaST. On the left go to Network Devices then on the right choose network card. If your card is listed, highlight it and choose configure at the bottom. You can accept the defaults and choose whatever security and password you want. Click accept/finish.
Then you can use knetworkmanager to manage you wireless network.
Just a thought: Have you checked to see if the model of the NIC you have is supported by madwifi? What is the model number and manufacturer?
Last edited by pilotgi; 12-29-2007 at 01:15 PM.
Reason: added question
Wireless Network Card (not connected)
BusID : 0000:06:00.0
Unable to configure network card because kernel device is not present
Is what yast says but it is.
Here is what it says to what i entered in the terminal
dhcppc3:~ # rpm -qa | grep madwifi
dhcppc3:~ # rpm -qa | grep NetworkManager
dhcppc3:~ # uname -a
Linux dhcppc3 126.96.36.199-0.3-bigsmp #1 SMP 2007/11/19 15:02:58 UTC i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
And the card i have is a AR5006EG 802.11 b/g wireless pci express adapter and Yast finds it on my hardware list
I also found this
Chipset: AR5006EG = (AR2423)
Chip: AR2423 (802.11a+b+g)
Supports: IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g
Device Information: TBD
Notes: works with madwifi-r2153-20070224
Notes: Works on Toshiba Satellite A135
Notes: Had to change order of module insertion. Works when order is:modprobe wlan_scan_sta,modprobe wlan_wep,modprobe ath_pci
Notes: Works on Everex XT500T, OpenSuse? 10.3, madwifi 0.9.3.3; for some reason had to ifconfig wifi0 up to get it to work, peachy now though
Anyone Know what it means? and if so how do i do it?